Sometimes when the boy is out to play, I like to have a night in to bake (drink gin etc) and just generally chill out. Recently Butterkist sent me everything I needed for the perfect girly night in.
I decided that as I hadn’t baked in a while I would have a go at Butterkist Popcorn Topped Brownies. Gooey brownies, with a crunchy top, you can’t go wrong. Plus really they are quite simple to make and perfect for sharing (or not in my case).
I baked my brownies first, let them cool then topped them with a gooey marshmallow popcorn topping. When I was done I ran myself a bath and enjoyed a Lush face mask with a hot chocolate and a box of the Salted Caramel Butterkist Popcorn. This is one of 3 new flavours, which also include- Raspberry and Coconut (a little sickly for me) and Chocolate Mallow (which I used to top my brownies with!) The little Butterkist boxes for serving the popcorn in were so cute!
- 185g Unsalted butter
- 185g 70% dark chocolate
- 85g Self raising flour
- 50g cocoa powder
- 3 Large eggs
- 275g Light muscavado sugar
- 45g Unsalted butter
- 200g Butterkist popcorn
- 180g Marshmallows
- Heat the oven to 170C (fan)/180C. Grease and line a 21cm long brownie tray.
- Melt the butter in a sauce pan, take off the heat and stir in the sugar. Now whisk the mixture until frothy.
- Add in the dark chocolate and stir until mostly melted with the residual heat, then beat in the eggs.
- Seive the flour and cocoa powder then fold into the mixture.
- Pour into the brownie tray and smooth out so it is evenly in the tray.
- Cook for 30-40 minutes in the oven until a papery layer form on the top. It may crack.
- Leave to cool in the tray. When it is fairly cool and out of the tray, you can make the topping.
- Melt the butter in a pan on a low heat then stir in the marshmallows.
- Keep stirring the entire time so it doesn't catch, keep going until the marshmallows have melted and the mixture has come together and gotten glossy.
- Stir through the popcorn and make sure it is completely coated (this bit is a bit difficult- you need a strong arm).
- Pour over the top of the brownies and act quickly to smooth it out over the top (it sets very quickly). Pour over sprinkles, we used mini stars!
I had a lovely night in, it’s sometimes just great to take some time to yourself for a bit of self care. I managed to chill out, bake some awesome brownies and even caught up with some blog stuff. Mr W came back from the pub and stole brownies! Tut tut. But they proved a hit, so are well worth baking!
Are you a Butterkist fan? What’s your favourite thing to do on a night in? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. This post is in collaboration with Butterkist. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.